Activities and Seminars


June 20 - 22, 2013. WILD - Workshop on Infant Language Development

June 1, 2013. iWordd - International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia. From Theory to Practice

May 30 - June 1, 2013. iWordd - International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia.

May 29, 2013. Cuando aprender a leer cuesta: Dislexia y Neurociencia Cognitiva

November 12, 2012. Mini-workshop on word recognition in monolingual and bilingual infants and adults

October 28, 2012. The signing brain: What sign languages reveal about human language and the brain

October 25 - 27, 2012. NLC 2012 - Neurobiology of Language Conference

July 12 - 14, 2012. NCPW 13 - 13th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop

January 12, 2012. Sentence processing workshop

September 29 - October 2, 2011. ESCoP 2011, 17th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology

June 22 - 25, 2011. 7th International Morphological Processing Conference

April 13 - 16, 2011. 10th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics

September 30 - October 2, 2010. Donostia Workshop on Neurobilingualism

July 2, 2010. Donostia Workshop on Language Processing

May 20-21, 2010. Cognitive Neuroscience: New Challenges and Future Developments




May 29, 2013. Brain Talks VIII. Cuando aprender a leer cuesta: Dislexia y Neurociencia Cognitiva

June 22, 2011. Brain Talks IV. La vida secreta de las palabras. Itziar Laka, Univeridad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

April 13, 2011. Brain Talks III. Lenguaje en el cerebro: Qué debes saber para hacer amigos y ser influyente. David Poeppel, New York University.

September 29, 2010. Brain Talks II. El bilingüe en la cuna: El aprendizaje de dos lenguas desde el nacimiento. Nuria Sebastián, Univeritat Pompeu Fabra.

May 20, 2010. Brain Talks I. Education shapes the infant brain. Michael Posner, University of Oregon.




December 12, 2013. Martin Cooke , Language and Speech Laboratory, Facultad de Letras, Universidad del País Vasco/EHU, Vitoria, Spain. The listening talker: human and algorithmic modifications of speech designed to enhance intelligibility.

November 21, 2013. Juan Carlos Arango , Deusto Research, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain. Recent Advancements in Traumatic Brain Injury.

November 15, 2013. Albert Costa , ICREA Research Professor in the Center of Brain and Cognition at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Those who know nothing of foreign languages, know nothing of their own.

October 29, 2013. Christos Pliatsikas , School of Psychology, University of Kent, UK. Grammatical processing in L2: Challenging current theories.

October 17, 2013.  Mari Cruz Rodigruez-Oroz , Senior Ikerbasque Professor at the BioDonostia Research Institute in San Sebastian. Impulse control disorders in Parkinson's disease.

October 3, 2013. Michael A. Webster , Director, Center for Integrative Neuroscience. Department of Psychology. University of Nevada, Reno. Adaptation and the phenomenology of perception.  

September 27, 2013. Catherine Best , Psycholinguistic Research MARCS Auditory Laboratories, University of Western Sydney, Australia. Hearing through regional accent variation: The role of perceptual assimilation in L1 and L2 spoken word recognition.  

September 17, 2013. Janet Werker , Infant Studies Centre at University of the British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. The effects of experience on infant speech perception.

September 16, 2013. Mariano Sigman , Laboratorio de Neurociencia Integrativa, Departamento de Física Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Educational dialogues: the neuroscience of pedagogy.

July 4, 2013. Loretxu Bergouignan , Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. Modulating the narrative self: from behavior to fMRI.

June 13, 2013. Antoni Valero-Cabre , Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Group of Cerebral Dynamics Plasticity and Rehabilitation, UMR 7225 CRICM, Hopital Pitié-Salpetriere, Paris France. Playing Cognitive Cosmetics: Improvements of Visual Performance by Non-Invasive Stimulation of Fronto-Parietal Networks in the healthy Human Brain.

June 7, 2013. Lorraine Komisarjevsky Tyler , University of Cambridge, UK. TFrom perception to conception.  

June 6, 2013. William Marslen-Wilson , University of Cambridge, UK. The real-time functional architecture of visual word-recognition.

May 23, 2013. Inbal Arnon , University of Haifa, Israel. When bigger is better: the role of multi-word phrases in language learning and use.

May 16, 2013. Maria José Ezeizabarrena , University of Basque Country (UPV-EHU). An approach to the typology of early Basque bilinguals.   

May 3, 2013. Helen Tager-Flusberg , Boston University, MA. The developmental origins of language and communication in autism spectrum disorder.   

May 2, 2013. Sven Mattys , Department of Psychology, University of York. Impaired speech recognition under a cognitive load: Where is the locus?  

April 30, 2013. Letitia R. Naigles , University of Connecticut, USA. Processes of Early Language Acquisition in Children with ASD: Comprehension Matters.

April 18, 2013. Leah Roberts , Centre for Language Learning Research, University of York. Cross-linguistic influences in real-time processing and acquisition of tense/aspect in the second language.

April 10, 2013. Edith Kaan , Department of Linguistics, University of Florida. Native and Second-Language Sentence Processing: Effects of Reading Speed and First-Language Word Order.  

March 14, 2013. Francois-Xavier Alario , LPC, CNRS, Marseille. Electro-physiology of word production: A reverse story.

March 7, 2013. Bernard Mazoyer , Groupe d’Imagerie Neurofonctionnelle, UMR5296 CNRS, CEA, Université de Bordeaux, France. Revisiting human hemispheric specialization with neuroimaging.

February 21, 2013. Evelyn Eger , INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, Paris. Understanding the representation of number in human cortex by fMRI pattern recognition. 

February 5, 2013. Matt Brookes ,  The University of Nottingham, UK. Measuring functional connectivity using MEG.

January 17, 2013. Wouter Duyck ,  Ghent University, Belgium. Language control in special bilingual populations.

December 17, 2012. Paul Boersma ,  University of Amsterdam. A single neural network for supervised and unsupervised learning.

November 29, 2012. Guillaume Thierry , Prifysgol Bangor University, UK. Coexistence of two languages in one mind: Does this mean mental war?

October 31, 2012. Mathieu Bourguignon , Université libre de Bruxelles. Neural mechanisms of auditory feedback control in normal and perturbed speech.

October 30, 2012. Caroline Niziolek , University of California, San Francisco. Neural mechanisms of auditory feedback control in normal and perturbed speech.

October 29, 2012. Karen Emmorey , San Diego State University. The psycholinguistic and neural consequences of bimodal bilingualism.

October 18, 2012. Roberto Hornero Sánchez , Biomedical Engineering Group. University of Valladolid. MEG analysis to help in diagnosis of various diseases: Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, schizophrenia, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

September 27, 2012. Geoffrey K Aguirre , University of Pennsylvania, US. Measuring visual cortex without vision.

September 11, 2012. Alison Trude , University of Illinois, US. Is episodic memory necessary for talker adaptation?: Evidence from hippocampal amnesia.

July 26, 2012. Sally Andrews , University of Sydney, Australia. Not all skilled readers have cracked the code: The role of lexical expertise in skilled reading.

July 13, 2012. Gary Lupyan , University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Why are there so many languages and why are some so complicated?

June 28, 2012. Phillip J. Holcomb , Tufts University, USA. Electrified Words: Using ERPs to Track the Time-course of Fundamental Language Processes.

June 21, 2012. Marc Brysbaert , Ghent University, Belgium. Atypical language dominance.

June 14, 2012. Juliane Britz , Université de Geneve. Rapid resting-state network dynamics.

June 5, 2012. Inge-Marie Eigsti , Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut. Language in autism spectrum disorders: From low-level auditory discrimination and prosody to high-level gesture and embodiment.

May 31, 2012. Alexis Hervais-Adelman , The Neural Basis of Simultaneous Interpretation.  

March 22, 2012. Peter Hagoor , Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguisics, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen. Beyond the Language Given: Language Processing from an Embrained Perspective.

March 8, 2012. Kate Nation , University of Oxford, UK. Form-meaning links and the development of visual word recognition.

February 16, 2012. James McQueen , Behavioural Science Institute & Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition & Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen & Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, NL. The nature of phonological representation in spoken-word recognition: Evidence from speech learning .

February 6, 2012. Sonja Kotz , MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany. The predictive brain: from sensation to comprehension in communication.

January 12, 2012. Kathryn Bock , University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US. Syntactically Speaking.

December 1, 2011. Sylviane Valdois , CNRS and Université Pierre-Mendès France, Grenoble, France.  The visual attention span deficit hypothesis in developmental dyslexia.

November 24, 2011. Rasha Abdel Rahman , Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. The dynamics of lexical access during language production: behavioral and electrophysiological evidence.

October 27, 2011. Usha Goswami , Centre for Neuroscience in Education, University of Cambridge. Neural oscillations, phonology and dyslexia: A temporal sampling framework.

October 20, 2011. Mairead McSweeney , University College London, UK. The deaf brain: A unique perspective on literacy.

October 13, 2011. Sachiko Kinoshita , ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders and Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Masked priming in the Bayesian Reader.

October 6, 2011. Dennis Norris , MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK. Reading through a noisy channel.

September 15, 2011. Prof. Jeffrey Bowers , University of Bristol, UK. Why does the brain learn grandmother cells?

September 14, 2011. Prof. Adam Ussishkin , University of Arizona, USA. Lexical access and two types of root and binyan priming in Maltese.

September 13, 2011. Prof. Tom Bever & Dr. Roeland Hancock , University of Arizona, USA. Familial Handedness, Behavior and the Brain: more than one normal neurolinguistic system.

August 8, 2011. Cesar Caballero , University of Nottingham. Novel methods and analysis techniques for BOLD fMRI: Paradigm free mapping and information theoretic analysis for concurrent EEG-fMRI.

August 5, 2011. Wolf Blecher , Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany. Acoustic noise reduced acquisition and nonlinear image reconstruction.

July 5, 2011. Prof. Gail McKoon , Ohio State University. Reading and the Diffusion Model: How do we measure inferences?

June 30, 2011. Cathi Best , University of Western Sydney, Australia. The acquisition of phonological constancy: Evidence from cross-dialect studies of toddlers' spoken word recognition.

June 20, 2011. Silvia A. Bunge , Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Psychology & Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California at Berkeley. Reasoning Ability: Neural Mechanisms, Development, and Plasticity.

June 16, 2011. Michael Siegal , University of Sheffield. Is language the key to reasoning?

June 9, 2011. Jukka Hyönä , University of Türku, Finland. Studying compound word processing via readers’ eye fixation patterns.

June 3, 2011. Carlo Semenza , University of Padua, Italy. The Neuropsychology of Nominal Classes.

June 2, 2011. Emmanuel Dupoux , EHESS, Paris, France. Early language acquisition: functional brain imaging in infants using Near InfraRed Spectroscopy.

May 26, 2011. Matthias Schlesewsky , Mainz Universität, Germany. The relative clause conspiracy.

May 19, 2011. Javier Borge-Holthoefer . Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) University of Zaragoza, Spain. Mind the gap: three challenges for psycholinguistics, neuroscience and complex systems.

May 12, 2011. Sonja Kotz , MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany. Critical parameters of L2 sentence processing revisited.

April 12, 2011. Phaedra Royle , Université de Montréal, CA. Adjective concord in French: Phonology, morphology, acquisition and the brain.

April 12, 2011. Karsten Steinhauer , McGill University, CA. ERP effects and ERP artifacts in studies on (morpho-)syntactic processing in first and second language.

March 24, 2011. Jean-Francois Demonet, Inserm, Toulouse, France. The writing brain.

March 22, 2011. María Fernández Seara, Fundación para la Investigación Médica Aplicada, Pamplona, Spain. Arterial Spin-Labeled Perfusion MRI: Methods and Applications.

March 17, 2011. Daniel Swingley, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Category learning and speech interpretation in early language development.

March 3, 2011. Delphine Dahan, University of Pennsylvania, USA. The time course of speech comprehension.

February 23, 2011. James Morgan, Brown University, USA. A role for the developing lexicon in phonetic category acquisition.

February 17, 2011. Ira Noveck, Laboratoire CNRS sur le Langage, le Cerveau et la Cognition, Paris, France. From sentence to sentential reasoning.

January 11, 2011. Annika Hulten, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. Linking names to meanings to grammar - magnetoencephalography studies on language learning.

December 17, 2010. Ana Chica, Universidad de Granada, Spain. Neural mechanisms underlying the interaction between spatial attention and conscious perception.

December 16, 2010. David Wilkinson, University of Kent, UK. Enhancing cognition via electrical stimulation of the inner ear.

December 9, 2010. Karolina Rataj, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland. Metaphor comprehension in behavioral, neurophysiological and clinical studies.

December 2, 2010. Urtzi Etxeberria, Université du Pays Basque and CNRS, France. D-heads, domain restriction, and variation: From basque and greek to st'at'imcets salish.

October 21, 2010. Helen Neville, University of Oregon, USA. Experiencial, Genetic and Epigenetic Effects on Human Neurocognitive Development.

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